Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Tena Bar, Vancouver, Washington"
Includes ... Tena Bar ... Tina Bar ... D.B. Cooper ...
Image, 2011, D.B. Cooper, 40 years later, Tena Bar, Washington, click to enlarge
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Captured from television news, D.B. Cooper, 40 years later, KOIN TV. Image taken November 23, 2011.

In 1980 money from skyjacker "D.B. Cooper" was found on the Columbia River shoreline at Tena Bar.

Tena Bar ...
Tena Bar (often seen as "Tina Bar") is the local name for a stretch of beach located along the Washington side of the Columbia River at River Mile (RM) 97. Upstream is Caterpillar Island and two miles downstream is Post Office Lake, the location of Lewis and Clark's campsite of November 4, 1805. Tena Bar borders on the property of the Fazio Brothers Sand Company.

D.B. Cooper ...
Tena Bar is where, in February 1980, a nine-year-old boy found remains of some of the ransom money of skyjacker D.B. Cooper. In 1971 a "Dan Cooper" skyjacked a plane, demanded money, and then jumped. Initially investigators thought Cooper jumped while over Ariel, Washington, on the Lewis River Drainage. However, with the money being found upstream of where the Lewis River merges with the Columbia River, it is now presumed that Cooper possibly jumped while over the Washougal River Watershed. In July 2016, after 45 years of searching, the FBI closed the D.B. Cooper case, leaving this to be the only unsolved skyjacking in American history.

From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, ...

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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
August 2017